Eric Rojas, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mid century modern in Wilmette snatched up in short sale

Jillian, Ryne and Amalia (snug in mom's baby sling) wonder "what could have been?" in this mid century modern Wilmette home. Nicely located, the three beds, two and one-half baths with huge family room is listed as a short sale at $448,000.

My wife and I (and those two mouths we feed) checked out a few Wilmette single family homes on Saturday evening. Yep, big night out for the Rojas family.

The dream for quite some time is to purchase a mid century ranch or split level home with modern architecture flair. Wilmette is in no shortage of these. In our budget...? Well that's another story. However, I did manage to find a few very good possibilities.

The photos above and below are a great example of the main features we want... a lofted, or vaulted, wood beam ceiling for example. The full corner wall of windows is a plus. And who can leave out the stone massing fireplace?

We spotted a structural issue on that gorgeous roof. There was definitely a sag and water damage. The floor may have had an issue in the same place... so, who knows what that could cost. Otherwise, the home needed a good painting and freshening up of the baths. The material in baths and kitchen, if budget demanded, could stay.

Some lucky bidder has the pole position on the home since July. The agent and seller are patiently waiting for the acceptance by the bank.

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